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The OMSITE is administered to residents in accredited oral and maxillofacial surgery training programs in the U.S. and Canada. Program directors, program assistants, and residents all partake in the registration and administration processes. Look here to find answers to your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

If your questions are still not answered, please contact the administrative office at (312) 642-0070.

What is the OMSITE?

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery In-service Training Examination (OMSITE) is a secure examination developed for OMS residents. It is an examination of knowledge and not a self-assessment or study tool.

Who can take the OMSITE?

The OMSITE is administered to all registered residents in accredited OMS training programs in the United States of America and Canada.

How can data from the OMSITE be used?

Data from the OMSITE can be used to document resident progress, remediate residents, identify areas of strengths and weaknesses, and assess program performance.

What is the content of the OMSITE?

The content areas on the OMSITE cover the breadth of the specialty with basic science and clinical questions. The OMSITE examines foundational knowledge in the entire oral and maxillofacial surgery training curriculum. There are 250 questions on the examination.

Who registers and/or schedules resident's examination date?

All registrations and scheduling should be completed by the Program Director or Coordinator.

How will the OMSITE be administered?

The OMSITE will be administered in Prometric testing centers. It is given annually in February/March. The OMSITE is 250 multiple-choice questions, with three hours provided to complete the examination.

To view the available Prometric testing centers, click here.

What is the cost of the OMSITE to OMS training programs?

$300.00 per resident

What are the OMS training programs responsible for?

Each program is responsible for disseminating the handbook to each resident, ensuring that their residents have registered, and submitting final payment to ABOMS.

What is ABOMS responsible for?

The ABOMS is responsible for providing information about registering and scheduling residents, setting deadlines for participating in the examination and preparing data and materials for each program to disseminate to residents.

What results from the OMSITE are provided to the resident?

Residents will receive scores representing performance on the total test as well as specific content areas. Content area scores are calculated independently and cannot be averaged to construct a total score. Performance data will include the average score of all residents who participated and those with similar training.

What is provided to the training programs?

Programs will receive performance data on each resident relative to all residents’ participation in the OMSITE, their year of training, others with equivalent OMS training, others with equivalent anesthesia training and others with equivalent medicine and surgery training.

Additionally, programs will receive performance of final year residents relative to the mean scores of all final year residents.

How is the OMSITE data reported?

The OMSITE is designed to measure content related to the education and practice of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery representing the scope of the specialty. The data reported will accurately reflect the knowledge and skills of the participating residents at a given point in time. The data will undergo detailed psychometric analysis to ensure valid and reliable results.

Will the OMSITE questions and rationale be available for download on the ABOMS website?

The items will not be available for download on the ABOMSwebsite.

If I am a resident, how will I get my OMSITE results?

All information regarding your OMSITE results will be sent to your Program Director. ABOMS will not release information directly to residents.

What should test takers expect on examination day?

To help prepare for examination day, please click here to view a video by Prometric.

For more information, please download the OMSITE Handbook.
To review the OMSITE blueprint, click here.

If you require special accommodations, review the ABOMS policy.


The fees for the OMSITE can be made using VISA, MasterCard, or American Express credit cards, as well as checks sent directly to the ABOMS office.

Fee per Resident
$300.00 USD

* All fees are non-refundable.


Programs and residents are responsible for payment, scheduling and distribution of resident results.

Applications Open
September 26, 2022

Applications Close
October 18, 2022

Schedule Exam with Prometric
November 2 - December 23, 2022

Check Payments Due
January 31, 2023

Examination Administered
February 4-18, 2023

Examination Results to Program Director (email followed by mail)
Mid April 2023